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Letters dated 1903


Date: 
March 28, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his sister Nellie's death. He is surprised that Musser has time to work on a new edition of his text book. He sends Musser a book from Oliver Wendell Homes's library.


Date: 
January 2, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrod, Sir Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Futcher and Osler were very interested in Garrod's paper; Futcher will write an abstract of it for the American Journal of Medical Sciences. Osler writes of Futcher's alkaptonuria case, involving the Jackson family.


Date: 
January 7, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Arrangements for medical lectures for the post-graduate students to be given by Brown, Futcher and others.


Date: 
January 12, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lyon, Irving P.
Abstract: 

Osler invites Lyon to deliver a lecture to his post-graduate students. He writes of a medical case.


Date: 
January 12, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pratt, Joseph Hersey
Abstract: 

Osler would like to organize a symposium on blood platelets with Pratt's help. He would also like Pratt to give a lecture to his post-graduate students on cardiac pathology.


Date: 
January 14, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler requests a clerical assistant to help keep up the hospital histories.


Date: 
October 15, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler visited with the Stickneys in Paris, who spoke often of Camac. Grace's health has been very poor.


Date: 
January 18, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, Mrs. W.S. (Susan Read)
Abstract: 

Osler declines an invitation for tea, as he must stay home to look after Grace. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 18, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Musser of his opinion on the proposal made to start a National Medical Historical Society. Osler feels that it would be a pity to start a new society when there are already so many small societies in existence that have required so much hard work to maintain.


Date: 
January 19, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Eliot, Charles W.
Abstract: 

Osler declines an offer to teach at Harvard.


Date: 
January 28, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rogers, Leonard
Abstract: 

Osler comments on Rogers's essays and reports on his own work. Osler's nephew, Aylmer H. Gwyn, may contact Rogers if he passes through Calcutta.


Date: 
February 1, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Thayer and Futcher will receive a monetary bonus for extra teaching.


Date: 
February 2, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler urges Libman to submit his essay to the Journal of Research or to Welch's Archive.


Date: 
February 6, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities. Gwyn Francis is to be married.


Date: 
February 10, 1903
From: 
Humpton, Blanche O.
To: 
Pratt, Joseph Hersey
Abstract: 

Humpton asks Pratt for the title of the lecture he plans to deliver in Baltimore to the post-graduates.


Date: 
February 11, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like Hurd to cancel Dr. Rose's upcoming demonstration; Osler does not approve of the topic.


Date: 
February 23, 1903(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pratt, Joseph Hersey
Abstract: 

Osler asks Pratt if he knows of any young fellows in Boston working on the Pathology of Tuberculosis Meningitis who could present on the topic in the Spring.


Date: 
February 24, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Eliot, Charles W.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Eliot for his kind words regarding the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He sends Eliot a copy of his text book.


Date: 
February 24, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

Osler would like to obtain a copy of Aikin's Biographical Memoirs. He will send Chadwick a copy of Thacher's Military Journal. Many of the young men are in support of the creation of a National Medical Historical Society, but Osler has some reservations.


Date: 
February 24, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler reports that he was enjoying a good winter until Grace and Revere caught whooping cough. William Francis works at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Campbell Palmer Howard is in Baltimore serving as a hospital assistant.


Date: 
February 27, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Chadwick for supplying him with books by Aikin, Mitchell, and Larrey. He would still like a copy of Jackson's text book.


Date: 
February 28, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler updates Parfitt on the lives of Futcher, Thayer, and McCrae and reports on developments at the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
March 3, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler writes of Gwyn Francis's upcoming wedding. Grace and Revere both suffer from whooping cough.


Date: 
March 15, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to nominate Emerson as Associate in Medicine and Campbell Palmer Howard as Assistant in Medicine. He writes of other affairs regarding the Medical School. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 17, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler supplies Brown with the names and addresses of two men from whom to get old books, James Thin and George P. Johnston. Osler asks Brown to make sure that his ailing cousin, Jonathon Osler, has all that he needs while he recovers from Tuberculosis.


Date: 
March 18, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler urges Ogden to come to Baltimore.


Date: 
March 30, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that his cousin, Jonathon Osler, died peacefully. Osler offers to pay the funeral costs.


Date: 
April 4, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler offers to pay the medical bills and funeral costs for his late cousin, Jonathon Osler.


Date: 
April 8, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Yarrow, H.C.
Abstract: 

Osler inquires about friends of Dr. Fletcher's who should be invited to a gathering to commemorate the Index Medicus Redivivus.

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